This chunky knit cabled cowl is the perfect quick, one skein project. With a cabled band between a boarder of seed stitch, this cowl is as fun to knit as it is fun to wear. Chunky cables make it easy to wear with any coat; under your heavy winter coat or over a light spring jacket.

Chunky Cabled Cowl


Cozy and Warm

Finished Sizes One size, roughly 8″ wide and 20″ long.


Yarn One skein Lion Brand Thick and Quick Chunky.

Needles Size 15 (10 mm) needles.

Notions Removable markers (m), cable needle, tapestry needle.


Not necessary; no fit necessary.

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This is a pattern that has been around for a long time. It was one of the first patterns I designed! It’s been knit and loved by many of my students and the Cabled Cowl Class has been a staple in my schedules for years.

It’s so quick and so simple and so great for beginners that it’s comes back again and again. It makes a great gift. It’s a great intro to cables. It’s FAST.

Seed Stitch and Cables

It’s also a great project for a skein of bulky or heavy worsted handspun. If you’ve got one skein of handspun that you don’t know what to do with, this project is for you.

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Otherwise just stick to the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. There are TONS of colors, so you can knit everyone you know a different color!

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